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Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

Autor George Dyson
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 28 feb 2013
George Dyson's fascinating account of the early years of computers:Turing's Cathedralis the story behind how the PC, ipod, smartphone and almost every aspect of modern life came into being.

In 1945 a small group of brilliant engineers and mathematicians gathered at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, determined to build a computer that would make Alan Turing's theory of a 'universal machine' reality. Led by the polymath émigré John von Neumann, they created the numerical framework that underpins almost all modern computing - and ensured that the world would never be the same again.

George Dyson is a historian of technology whose interests include the development (and redevelopment) of the Aleut kayak. He is the author ofBaidarka; Project Orion; andDarwin Among the Machines.

'Unusual, wonderful, visionary' Francis Spufford,Guardian

'Fascinating . . . the story Dyson tells is intensely human . . . a gripping account of ideas and inventionFascinating . . . the story Dyson tells is intensely human . . . a gripping account of ideas and invention' Jenny Uglow

'Glorious . . . as much a story of the personalities involved as of the discoveries they made, and you do not need any knowledge of computers or mathematics to enjoy the ride . . . a ripping yarn' John Gribbin,Literary Review
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780141015903
ISBN-10: 014101590X
Pagini: 432
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 26 mm
Greutate: 0.37 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin
Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

George Dyson is a historian of technology whose interests include the development (and redevelopment) of the Aleut kayak. He is the author ofBaidarka; Project Orion; andDarwin Among the Machines.

Recenzii

Riveting . . . conveys the electrifying sense of possibility that the first computers unleashed . . . a page-turner
Brings to life a myriad cast of extraordinary characters, each of whom contributed to ushering in today's digital age
An engrossing and well-researched book that recounts an important chapter in the history of 20th-century computing